Compass Arts Creativity Project

Compass Arts FAQ

Do you allow drop-ins in your classes?
Drop-ins are permitted for classes when space allows and at each teacher's discretion. If a class is preparing for a performance or share of work, drop-ins are typically not allowed. Please call or email to confirm that there is space to drop in at least 24 hours prior to the class you would like to attend.

If the start date for a class has already passed, can I still join?
Registrations after a class trimester has begun are permitted for classes when space allows and at each teacher's discretion. Registration fees will be prorated for the remainder of the classes in that trimester. Email to inquire about joining a class after the start date.

What are my payment options for classes?
We accept online payments via credit card or in person via cash, credit/debit card, Venmo, and we even accept checks. There is a $40 returned check fee.

We also have payment plans available. See the question below for details. For all of our classes, the registration fee must be paid in full or the first installment of a payment plan must be paid prior to the start of the class in order to attend.

Do you offer payment plans for your classes?
Payment plans ARE available and class fees are broken into 3 automatic monthly payments via credit card over the trimester. The first payment must be made prior to the student joining the class. Email to set up your payment plan.

Do you offer financial assistance, discounts, or sliding scale options for your classes?
We're working on funding to provide more sliding scale assistance for our regular classes, workshops, and events. If you are interested in a class but the cost is too prohibitive, please fill out our Sliding Scale Assistance form. We will work with as many people as possible to make our programming accessible and if we aren’t able to right away, we will keep your information and reach out as more assistance becomes available.

We also offer a family discount coupon program! Once you have registered for a class for someone in your immediate family during one of our trimesters (fall, winter, spring), you will receive a coupon that gives 10% off every other class you register for in that same trimester for anyone in your immediate family! (May also apply to some workshops and events on a case by case basis.)

How can I support your sliding scale assistance fund?
Your tax deductible donation will be incredibly helpful in providing support to those in our community who want to access our programming but are unable to pay the full amount while also ensuring that we are paying our teachers and staff a living wage. Please visit our donate page to contribute.

Is there bussing from the schools to your space for your after school classes?
We are looking into the process for getting bussing from the Beacon City Schools to our space for our after school classes, but that will probably not be an option until the 2022-23 school year. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!

What are your cancellation policies?
At CACP, we’re always working to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to increase accessibility to our programs for our community. We know students and families could find themselves in a situation where they need to cancel a registration or might sign up for a class and realize it’s not the right fit. While we encourage giving a class a few tries before making a final decision to cancel, we understand that sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Below are our standard policies, however, if you find yourself in an unusual situation and would like to discuss an alternative solution, please email us at and we’ll do our best to find a solution with you.

  • Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to a workshop, event, or class will receive a full refund, minus a $10 transaction fee.
  • Cancellations made after the second class receive a prorated refund for the remaining classes, minus a $10 transaction fee.
  • Cancellations after the third class receive a class credit equal to the amount of the remaining classes, minus a $10 transaction fee.

What happens if a class gets cancelled?

  • If a teacher is unable to teach a class and we are unable to secure a substitute teacher, we will either offer a make-up class or refund the prorated amount for that class if we are unable to offer a make-up.
  • In the case of inclement weather, we’ll run the class online instead of in person.
  • We don’t offer refunds or make-ups for classes missed by students. Again, in the case of emergency circumstances, please email us to discuss options.
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Compass Arts Creativity Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Tax deductible donations to Compass Arts can be made on our donate page.


333 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon, New York
(Beacon Music Factory building)


Tel: 917.648.4454

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